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  • 1. Chapter 17 quiz<br />The expanding Horizons<br />Names: <br />INSTRUCTIONS: Select the correct answer and next to it, write the page number where you found it.<br />1. Making money was one reason European countries wanted to trade directly with Asian spice dealers. What was the other? <br /> A) Arab merchants were unable to reach Europe with their shipments. <br /> B) Church leaders wanted to expand Christianity. <br /> C) Renaissance thinkers wanted to know more about Eastern philosophy. <br /> D) Merchants wanted to try out the astrolabe, a new invention. <br /> <br /> 2. The first European explorer to find his way around the southern tip of Africa was ____________ <br /> A) Prince Henry the Navigator. <br /> B) Vasco da Gama. <br /> C) Bartholomeu Dias. <br /> D) Christopher Columbus. <br /> <br /> 3. How many voyages did Columbus make trying to prove that he had discovered a new route to Asia? <br /> A) seven <br /> B) four <br /> C) three <br /> D) two <br /> <br /> 4. Which of these ideas did Magellan's circumnavigation prove true? <br /> A) Earth's oceans are connected. <br /> B) Earth is much larger than anyone had believed. <br /> C) Earth is a globe. <br /> D) all of the above <br /> <br /> 5. Who was Montezuma II? <br /> A) a conquistador <br /> B) an Aztec ruler <br /> C) a Spanish king <br /> D) an Incan ruler <br /> <br /> 6. Who was John Cabot and what did he do? <br /> A) He was an English captain who raided Spanish ships. <br /> B) He was an Italian-born navigator who explored Newfoundland. <br /> C) He was a French mapmaker who founded Quebec. <br /> D) He was an English navigator who sailed for the Dutch. <br /> <br /> 7. What did ships carry on the middle leg of the triangular trade? <br /> A) enslaved Africans <br /> B) manufactured goods <br /> C) molasses, cotton, and tobacco <br /> D) rum <br /> <br /> 8. The new joint-stock companies helped fund voyages of exploration because they allowed individual investors to ____________ <br /> A) get loans from banks. <br /> B) transfer funds over long distances. <br /> C) share the risks. <br /> D) set up branch banks. <br /> <br /> 9. Mercantilism was a theory of national economic policy that held that ____________ <br /> A) government should aid businesses producing export goods. <br /> B) profits should be used to develop new ventures. <br /> C) a nation should import more goods than it exports. <br /> D) a state's power depended on its wealth. <br /> <br /> 10. Europe's increasing contacts with the rest of the world led to ____________ <br /> A) the spread of diseases. <br /> B) an exchange of goods, technology, and ideas. <br /> C) changes in lifestyles around the world. <br /> D) all of the above<br />